COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH)– On Wednesday South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson announced that they have “shut down ” a major gang known as the “Paid Family” on drug-trafficking charges.
The announcement was made during a press conference with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department that indictments against 15 people who allegedly helped to bring more than a hundred pounds of marijuana into South Carolina.
A mother, son, two military service men and others all have ties to the drug trafficking across counties in the Midlands.
“The allegations in these indictments describe an armed gang that carried out a long-running conspiracy which brought in hundreds of thousands of dollars,” Attorney General Wilson said.
“Thanks to the great work of the State Grand Jury and state and local law enforcement, we’ve shut it down.”
The State Grand Jury began their investigation into the Paid Family’s alleged criminal activities following what deputies called a ‘Gangland Style” murder at Club Revel in March of 2017.
Barry Donnell Reed, Jr. (the first alleged Paid member), was charged with the murder in the death of 24-year-old Pierre